~Menu Monday~ What are you sewing this week?

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Good morning and happy Monday!  I am getting ready to have a very unpleasant dental visit today, so I wanted to pop in and share with you my sewing plans for the week.  Maybe it will distract me from the drilling!! If you read yesterday’s post, Purse Palooza 2013 officially begins today. So from now to the end of October, two bloggers will share their reviews for their chosen handbag. Today’s guests are:

 Kim – Kim’s Krafts (Charlie’s Aunt Anglia Bag)     Jaye – Art Quiltmaker (Oliver+S Day in the Park Backpack)

     In the rukkas that was my life last week, I did not have time to do the Zakka 2.0 sew-along. It was a grocery sack and a totally adorable one at that. I hope to try and make one in the next few days.  This week’s project is the Sweet Trips Embroidery Pouch.  I am on the ball with this one and hope to share it with you at the end of the week. If you want to see a completed one (and so pretty too!) head over to A Quilter’s Table. Debbie will share some alterations she made and a few tips as well.

photo11        In the spirit of the upcoming fall season, I have been trying to plan a few small decorative projects to put around the house. I pulled out my Halloween stash yesterday and found a block I’ve been wanting to try in my favorite Japanese patchwork book.  Using Boo-Crew as the main fabric I started cutting and sewing and came out with 6 blocks about 7″x7″.  Not sure what I’ll make with them. Maybe a large pillow?

     The pattern for this block came from a Japanese book called, 163 Patchwork Blocks and Quilts.  There is also a Flickr group HERE. I completed the block on pg.070 sec. 8 (translated as 8gridpattern) roughly titled “CrissCross Variations”. And from what I was able to translate, the design was by Akemi Moriizumi.  I have a few apps on my iPhone that helps in translating foreign patterns.  They are very buggy apps, so sometimes I’m lucky if I can translate a materials list!  But I usually get get enough from the rough translations and pictures to make the item.  It’s fun if you like decoding and mysteries, but tedious if you are on the more impatient side!

Have a great day! ~Cindy~

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